Tile-matching casual hit Mahjong Mystery gets 1000+ new stages in its latest update

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Mahjong is an exotic-sounding word, and if you’ve never played a mahjong app before you might be put off by it. After all, you just wanted to download something casual to pass the time, not some crazy complicated game that takes hours to learn. Well let us put your mind at rest. Mahjong comes in many flavours, and while there are indeed complicated and ancient variants, Mahjong Mystery is a much simpler (and more fun) version of the classic. All you have to do is match ...

Mighty Battles is a multiplayer ‘battle arena’ game from the developer of Kill Shot

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Hothead Games is one of the more reliable developers, with games like DeathSpank, Swarm, and Kill Shot under its belt. That’s why when it announces a new game we sit up and listen. Mighty Battles is, according to the press release, “the world’s first battle arena shooter game on mobile.” We don’t have time to verify that claim so you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you think it’s legit. In contrast with the grimly realistic Kill Shot, Mighty Battles is a big, bouncy, cartoonish take on ...

Niantech is holding a #PokemonGOcontest for Pokemon Go prizes

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Pokemon Go is the most mainstream example of AR currently available, introducing a generation of compulsive hoarders and pretend monster enthusiasts to the joys of using a phone as a portal to another dimension. Developer Niantech is hoping to encourage players to make the most of the technology by inviting them to take amusing pictures and enter them in a competition on Instagram, with the hashtag #pokemongocontest. The competition has already attracted 13,737 entries at the time of writing. They include a picture of a Magicarp in an ...

Bruce Lee will open a can of whoopass on MOBA Heroes Evolved this month

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Bruce Lee is the hardest man who ever lived. He could knock an opponent 50 metres vertically through a slate roof with a single one-inch punch. When he executed a roundhouse kick, the resulting sonic boom would ensure that his opponent was deaf by the time Lee’s foot connected – fatally, of course – with his face. And Bruce Lee could fly. It’s no wonder then that R2Games has added him to the roster of heroes in its popular 5v5 MOBA Heroes Evolved. Bruce Lee – the first of ...

Beyond Oasis is the latest Mega Drive classic to arrive on Sega Forever

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Beyond Oasis isn’t the best-known of the Mega Drive games, but real gamers (and those who can put up with the limitations of very old games) will no doubt be excited to learn that it has arrived on Sega Forever. It’s likely that at least some of the people reading this weren’t even born when Beyond Oasis came out in 1995, so here’s a quick refresher. It’s a fantasy RPG along the lines of Zelda, and you play as a magic and weapon-wielding hero called Prince ...

Alt-G is a puzzle game about lateral thinking (and sometimes straight up cheating)

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It can be hard to come up with new ideas in the puzzle game genre, so we’re pleased that developer Alt-G is making an effort with its game, erm, Alt-G. The studio and the game have the same name? Is that a lateral thinking puzzle? Probably not. Anyway, the trailer for Alt-G illustrates what it’s all about. A green Android robot is in a noose above a bank of letters. Naturally you assume that you’re playing hangman, but no, you’re not. To free the robot you just ...

Broke people rejoice: Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket gets a 50% off sale on Google Play

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It’s weird how we play games simulating the worst things about real life. Whether it’s going to war or working in a restaurant kitchen, we’re always totally up for pretending to do things in games that we would hide under a bed to avoid doing in the real world. Crap! I’m Broke might be the strangest life sim of all, in that it re-creates the unenviable experience of being on the breadline, with no money, mounting bills, and the prospect of eviction and starvation hanging over your ...

Thimbleweed Park is out on Android, and it’s MUCH cheaper than PC or console

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Last week we announced that Thimbleweed Park, the highly anticipated mobile port of Ron Gilbert’s acclaimed LucasArts-esque retro point-and-click adventure game, would be arriving one week late, on October 10th. Well guess what. It’s October 10th. We’ve waited a whole week, and is Thimbleweed Park anywhere to be seen? Yes, it’s right here. While the Android version of Thimbleweed Park might seem a bit steep at £8.99, it’s worth bearing in mind that the PC version is currently £14.99. And PC gamers can’t even play the game on ...